If you search for Pakistan, you will see a score of negative headlines related to tragic honor killings and terrorism. While these headlines have destroyed the image of the country, the reality is quite different. Here are 18 meaningful photos that show the other and the truer side of the coin.
1- We are a beautiful country with some of the last untouched lands in the world
This is Deosai plateau in Gilgit-Baltistan, the second highest plateau in the world. And when it comes to the beauty of the region, the picture says it all.
2- We have architecture that dates back to 1000 years or so
The Lahore Fort, or locally called Shahi Qilla, manifests the rich traditions of the Mughal Empire in Pakistan. This is just one of the many magnificent architectural and historical buildings found here.
3- And look at that gorgeous national monument
Pakistan Monument, in Islamabad, is a large petal-shaped granite structure that shows the culture, history and unity of the four provinces.
4- We take pride in our culture and heritage
Our folk art is world renowned and taking pride in that, we celebrate culture festivals.
5- And our handicrafts are renowned across the world
Full of talent, these local craftsmen create fascinating and captivating handicrafts, famous all over the world.
6- There is an artist hidden in every person
The next time someone says Pakistan is a dangerous country to visit, show them this picture.
7- Our Mosques bring unity among us
Whether it’s the daily prayer, a Friday prayer or the annual Eid prayer, our mosques are crowded with worshippers who stand shoulder by shoulder and present the perfect picture of unity.
8- We are all just passionate lovers of Cricket
That man working in the barber shop can’t concentrate on his work because there is a cricket match going on. Cricket fascinates us and drives our passion.
9- You can’t be raised in Pakistan if you never played Cricket on the streets
If you grew up in Pakistan, you must have played cricket at some point in life, if not addicted to it already.
10- We truly appreciate the colors of life
When life gives us spring, we celebrate it and beautify our skyline with colorful kites.
11- We take pride in our folk music
Our folk music has remained alive till now and no other music fascinates us the same way as the traditional tune of drums and trumpets.
12- Our bodies become tough with hard work
When it comes to earning a livelihood, we know the importance of hard work and will not back out from any challenge. Have a look around the world and you will find the most hard working laborers are from Pakistan.
13- Our women are not invisible
Pakistan is often wrongly pictured as a country with women who are nearly invisible. While in fact, the opposite is true. From the beautiful village women who walk miles to get water from the wells to those in urban areas who wait tables at restaurants, they are not invisible.
14- In fact, they even represent our country at international sporting events
Pakistan’s women’s cricket team secured their first gold medal in eight years at the 16th Asian Games in China in 2010.
15- These children are an epitome of innocence
Living simple lives, these children are the blooms of innocence.
16- And where education is concerned, we have true geniuses
This boy, Ali Moeen broke the world record for securing 22 A’s in A levels. A genius, isn’t he?
17- We have a very ambitious young population
Our young population is very ambitious and is all set on bringing a change and revolution. From creative service projects to teaching under-privileged kids in rural areas, they do everything with passion.
18- And finally, our people are so full of love
This beautiful picture is of a loving couple (Pakistani man and Burmese woman) who fell in love during the World War II and got married. Living only with each other and no children, they present the perfect picture of true love. The best thing is these lovely sights are found in every neighborhood and in almost every home.
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